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funding equity

Report finds most states shortchange high-poverty schools

Called "The Real Shame of the Nation," the study finds a close relationship between spending and test scores.


Commonwealth Court hears arguments in school funding case

The next step would be a trial on the merits. Attorneys for legislative leaders would like to see the case thrown out.


Changing course, governor asks courts to rule on Pa. education funding lawsuit

Republicans accuse him of playing politics in an election year. He is running for re-election, and at least one legislative leader, Mike Turzai, is vying to oppose him.

by whyy news

Wolf asks court to expedite school funding lawsuit; GOP leaders reiterate opposition

The governor dropped his prior objections.

by breaking news

Sen. Vincent Hughes unveils plan to fund schools with $8.25 billion from fracking tax

The state lawmaker from Philadelphia pointed to poor conditions at Cassidy Elementary to illustrate inequity.


What would an adequate budget for city schools actually look like?

The SRC told District officials to put one together that would let elected officials know what is actually needed


Study: Pa. is 'Wild West' of property taxes

The report from EdBuild found that an absence of state guidance results in little relationship between tax burden and ability to pay. Proposed legislation would eliminate property taxes altogether, but would not solve the inequity problem.


Eliminating school property taxes will hurt poorer districts

by Michael Churchill commentary

How the other half learns: A field trip from Kensington to the suburbs

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Kevin McCorry

As its neediest schools struggle, what can Pa. learn from Ontario's success?

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